The Smuggled Orangutan Safely Sent Home

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kuwait in cooperation with the Kuwait Zoo and Directorate for Conservation Biodiversity of Ministry of Forestry and Environment of the Republic of Indonesia have successfully and safely returned home the orangutan, that was illegally smuggled to Kuwait in July 2015, to Indonesia by Kuwait Airways KU415 on 13 September 2015 and landed in Jakarta on 14 September 2015 at 15:50 local time.
 
The repatriation of orangutan is an implementation of the strong commitment both from Government of Indonesia and authorities in Kuwait to preserve the endangered species as listed by CITES which, unfortunately, includes the orangutan. The Government of Indonesia will hold into account anyone involved in this illegal activity and brought the perpetrator to the court.
 
There were two female orangutans of 1,5 years and 6 month respectively that sent to Kuwait without proper documentation in July 2015. The baby orangutan will be taken care in Kuwait for more couple of time in order to give her the ability of feeding herself before being flown home.